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Chicago, IL
51 to 200 employees
2002
Company - Private
Brokerage Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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Founded in 2002 by former CME floor traders, Allston Trading is one of the world's leading electronic trading and market-making firms, providing liquidity in global energy, commodity and financial futures markets. Allston is owned by its current and former ... Read more

Mission: Mission
Advancing Markets. Enriching Lives.

Vision
To become the industry leading market-making firm by creating an environment where innovative and collaborative professionals thrive.

Allston Trading Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Allston Trading (More than a year)

    Pros

    Down to earth employees and management team
    CEO cares about the culture and takes the time to speak with everyone
    Great benefits and perks
    Fun company outings to meet new employees and bond with different departments
    HR checks in with new hires to ensure they have all the resources to succeed
    Stability
    Work/life Balance

    Cons

    Vesting schedule for the 401K Plan

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the company culture - the little things go a long way!

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Allston Trading Photos

Allston Trading photo of: Stand-up desks are a great option for employees who do not want to sit all day.
Allston Trading photo of: Congratulations to Team Avengers for winning our first Allston Pictionary Competition!
Allston Trading photo of: Allston's 1st Family Feud Competition!
Allston Trading photo of: Having some fun at our 2016 Golf Outing!
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Allston Trading Interviews

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    Systems Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Allston Trading.

    Interview

    Several one on one interviews with various members of the IT team and HR. Some interviewers were too technical, looking for book definitions as opposed to real world thinking and experience, but overall the process seemed to be moving quickly with timely feedback. That is until they decided to not respond to any requests from the recruiter for feedback to determine if I was still being considered for the position. I was ok with a yes or no, but it was very unprofessional to not respond at all to multiple requests.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe in detail the process of adding a computer to a domain including the AD records used, protocols etc.   Answer Question
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